A collection of adrenaline-pumping ziplines whoosh through the forest on Markin Farms Zipline Adventures’ 80-acre farm. The multilevel platforms, built high in the trees, connect the course’s ziplines, which pass above bubbling creeks, over ponds, and through time. The scenic course includes challenge areas and ends with a double-zip setup, where two riders race to the finish directly above or below one another, overlooking the sparkling water. The farm also offers specialty zips that glide through the forest after twilight or just as the sun sets.
A former law enforcement officer who has spent more than 40 years shooting and hunting, Robert Wyse draws on his passion for firearms to teach northwest Ohioans and southwest Michiganders proper gun handling. At NW Ohio Pistol Training, the NRA certified instructor teaches handgun shooting fundamentals and safety in one-on-one sessions. He incorporates those lessons into his concealed carry class, where he also covers topics including personal protection in the home and what to look for when purchasing a weapon. Taught from his home in Wauseon, classes also include range time where students practice their newfound skills.
Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award–winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.
Green Acres Golf Course presents a relatively short gauntlet of six par 4s and 12 par 3s for 3,746 yards of pristine golf. The length and lack of par 5s make the course ideal for working on putting on the slick greens and precision on short iron approaches. The course superintendents work tirelessly to keep the course in optimal condition, aiming to please all golfers from beginners to the ghosts of Scottish shepherds looking to discover the latest in walking-staff technology.
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Named one of the top 50 golf instructors in the country by the LPGA in 2008–2009, Egli uses more than 20 years of teaching experience to perfect golf swings with pro lessons. During the one-hour video lesson, students are videotaped as they swing and hit range balls, which are included with instruction. After their performance, Egli reviews the videos with students, making corrections and critiques. All members and visitors at Mohawk must adhere to the dress code—a collared shirt and appropriate pants—call for more information.
Devoted to fostering Fort Wayne's cycling community, Peloton Cycling Center equips its indoor arena for year-round training with stands for stand-still biking and CompuTrainer technology, which helps simulate the great outdoors while increasing your cycling speed by 2 to 4 mph and your power by 20% to 30%. During their month of access, serious cyclists will get to training-montage for their next competitive velocipede endeavor in an ultrafuturistic environment safe from the vagaries of time and the bitter chill of Midwestern winters. Groups of six to 12 people can ride the same "course" together simultaneously, while individual speeds, heart rates, distances, calories burned, and more are fed back to riders on display screens. Interactive course videos simulate Ironman courses for an immersive experience that only lacks bear attacks and alien abductions for wilderness realism, while additional 3-D software goes the extra mile to pump up the reality fog.